Air Warfare

PREMIUM: Pakistan settles on commercial MPA airframe

5th November 2020 - 21:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Christchurch

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Pakistan is expected to gradually introduce a fleet of maritime patrol aircraft based on a Brazilian large business jet, while the air force awaits new JF-17 Block III fighters

The Pakistan Navy (PN) has reportedly chosen an Embraer Lineage 1000E airframe as the platform on which to base its future long-range MPA. The Lineage 1000E is an ‘ultra-large’ business jet based on the Embraer 190 regional jet.

This is an interesting choice because, to Shephard’s knowledge, the Lineage ...

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